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Muhammad Hamid Zaman

Muhammad Hamid Zaman

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Muhammad Hamid Zaman, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and International Health at Boston University, is the author of Biography of Resistance: The Epic Battle between People and Pathogens (Harper Wave, 2020).

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  1. The Challenge of Convergent Crises
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    The Challenge of Convergent Crises

    Feb 24, 2022 Muhammad Hamid Zaman says the connection between conflict, climate change, and antimicrobial resistance is becoming hard to ignore.

  2. Learning from COVID to Fight Drug-Resistant Disease
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    Learning from COVID to Fight Drug-Resistant Disease

    Jul 6, 2021 Muhammad Hamid Zaman hopes the new attention to public health will translate into preparedness for the next major challenge.

  3. Tackling Pandemics at Their Root
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    Tackling Pandemics at Their Root

    Jun 17, 2020 Muhammad Hamid Zaman urges tighter regulation of animal markets to help prevent a sequel to the COVID-19 crisis.

  4. The Climate-Conflict Nexus
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    The Climate-Conflict Nexus

    Dec 19, 2017 Muhammad Hamid Zaman calls for evidence-based, systems-level solutions to two mutually reinforcing public-health threats.

  5. Engineering Better Refugee Health Care
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    Engineering Better Refugee Health Care

    Aug 18, 2017 Muhammad Hamid Zaman shows how technological and logistical expertise can improve medical care for displaced people.

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    Why Populists Don’t Concede

    Jan-Werner Mueller

    With election denial becoming a new global trend, it is necessary to ask why so many citizens would accept leaders who fraudulently cry “fraud.” Even when they leave power quietly, populist politicians have exploited political polarization and indoctrinated their supporters never to trust the system.

    explains the political logic of fraudulently crying “fraud” in response to an electoral loss.
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    The Challenge of Monetary Tightening

    Takatoshi Ito identifies the main risks raised by central banks’ efforts to rein in inflation.
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    The High Stakes of Climate-Risk Accounting

    Gernot Wagner & Tom Brookes show why economists can no longer ignore the need for a far more comprehensive set of welfare indicators.
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    The Cost of the Fed’s Challenged Credibility

    Mohamed A. El-Erian interprets the latest market tumult as the price of delaying monetary-policy tightening for too long.
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    Core Dangers for the Fed and China

    Stephen S. Roach

    Just as a fixation on core inflation can mislead central banks, as it has done with the US Federal Reserve, the power of a “core leader” like China’s Xi Jinping is a recipe for misdirected and ultimately unsustainable policy regimes. The very notion of a core adds a false sense of precision when addressing complex problems.

    thinks the US central bank and Chinese governance share a conceptual weakness leading to major policy blunders.
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    Amazon’s Satanic Mills

    Antara Haldar sees recent unionization efforts as a welcome response to an unethical and inhumane business model.
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    Asia’s Captive Market for Migrant Labor

    M. Niaz Asadullah highlights how an entrenched alliance of politicians, bureaucrats, and business elites is exploiting workers.
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    In Search of a Development Plan for Asia

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng argue that bottom-up institutions – not top-down strategies – are the key to regional integration.
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    Giorgia Meloni’s Moment

    Bill Emmott sees little difference between the Brothers of Italy’s program and that of recent right-wing governments.

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